STD Testing

Many technological advancements have been made over the years, making it possible for people to access a number of services from the comfort of their homes. Medical testing procedures like DNA tests and ancestry exploration that had to be done in health centers can now be done easily from home. It is now possible to carry out STD tests at home and get accurate results. These procedures have been designed to meet the same standards met by physicians and other practitioners in health centers.

The procedures below explain how you can test yourself or another person for STD while at home.

Placement of an order

You first have to select the company that you want to consult for the testing. In order to place an order through the company’s website, you will have to first create your personal account on the site. Kit registration is also done in the account and you will be asked to provide your information so that the company can offer you a more personalized service. You will also submit the methods of payment that you are going to use.

Sample collection

Once you have placed an order in your account, you will receive a kit that you will use to store your specimen. You will be asked to either provide a urine sample or a blood sample depending on the type of test you have ordered. Sometimes, you may be asked to submit both samples when you ordered to test for more than one illness. The kit comes with instructions that will help you avoid the risk of contaminating your sample to ensure that the results that you receive are accurate. You don’t have to prepare yourself for sample collection in STD testing like other medical procedures that need preparations like avoiding eating. However, you should try and avoid going to the loo if urine is the sample needed for testing.

Delivering your sample

You have to send the sample you have collected to the company’s labs for testing. For most companies, the mailing fees are included in the lump sum that you pay for the testing hence you do not have to spend more money to send the sample.

Results inspection

After your sample has been screened, the findings of the test will be detailed in a report. You will be notified of the results through the contacts you submitted while creating the account. You can either go to the company’s premises to personally receive the report or you can view the results online in your account. If for any reason you are not able to either personally collect the results or access your online account, you can send someone else with a letter that proves that you have sent him/her.

At Home STD Test

 It is important to get tested regularly for sexually transmitted diseases. Now you can get tested without having to leave your home. Many providers now offer at home STD testing. The sample is taken out home and then mailed out to the lab for the results.

 Testing Procedure

 The direct to consumer tests follow specific steps:

 .1 Place Order

 Once you have determined what company you are going to work with, place the order for the kit on their official website. You may need to create a user name and password. You can then register your kit and it will be mailed out to your home.

 .2 Collect a Sample

 When you get your kit you will need to provide a blood or urine sample. If you are looking to get tested for several diseases you may need to provide a sample of both. Be sure to follow the instructions to get accurate results. You will not need to do anything special to get your sample. If you are providing a sample you should not urinate at least one hour before taking the test.

 .3 Sending in the Sample

 Once the sample has been collected send it into the lab to be tested. The company may include a mailer to send it directly to them. Some of the kits include a timeline for processing and how long it will be until the results are in.

 .4 The Results

 Once your sample is processed you will get a report from the lab. You will get some type of notification to tell you that the results are ready. You may also make arrangement and instruction on how you want to get your results. You may get them in the mail or can have them send to a pack number. Some results can be picked up in person.

 This tell will allow you to get SDI testing in the privacy of your own home. No one has to know you are getting tested or the results. Everything is safe and confidential.